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VARIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does various mean? 

VARIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VARIOUS has 4 senses:

1. of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
2. considered individually
3. distinctly dissimilar or unlike
4. having great diversity or variety

  Familiarity information: VARIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VARIOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity

Synonyms:

various; assorted

Context examples:

assorted sizes / his disguises are many and various / various experiments have failed to disprove the theory / cited various reasons for his behavior

Similar:

different (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree)


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Meaning:

Considered individually

Synonyms:

respective; several; various

Context examples:

the respective club members / specialists in their several fields / the various reports all agreed

Similar:

individual; single (being or characteristic of a single thing or person)


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Meaning:

Distinctly dissimilar or unlike

Synonyms:

diverse; various

Context examples:

celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan / animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth

Similar:

different (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree)


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Meaning:

Having great diversity or variety

Synonyms:

versatile; various

Context examples:

his various achievements are impressive / his vast and versatile erudition

Similar:

varied (characterized by variety)


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